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Dean F Sword

Military

Waist gunner, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS.
Credited with one German fighter destroyed on the 14 October 1943 mission.

Service

People

  • Charles Ohl

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Capt. Ohl was Pilot of one of the original 381st Bomb Group Crews. Often flying the B-17 they named 'Romance', He flew March - November 1943 and on his 27th mission, to Glelsenkrchen, Ger., their A/C was hit and Capt. Ohl and his Co-Pilot were...

  • Donald Schneider

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Credited with one German fighter destroyed on the 30 July 1943 mission.

  • Thomas Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Credited with one German fighter damaged on the 29 July 1943 mission.

  • Mike Sikorski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Ohl, C. B-17 Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, Elyra OH

  • Harold Stralser

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, Detroit MI. Credited with one German fighter destroyed on the 4 October 1943 mission.

  • Joseph Tanney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Ohl crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Credited with one probable German fighter on the 29 July 1943 mission.

  • Gilbert Whitford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    WG, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS.

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2018 12:45:52 Win Bryson Changes to media associations
Sources

Ohl Family Collection

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2017 02:54:36 ARowe95 Changes to awards, events and person associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2017 02:26:18 ARowe95 Changes to highest rank, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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